Artist Tamara Orjola grew up in Latvia and attended the Design Academy in Eindhoven, NL.
Her series “Forest Wool” explores constructive uses for the pine needles left over from the European timber industry. With standard manufacturing techniques – crushing, soaking, steaming, carding, binding and pressing – they can be transformed into textiles, composites and paper, extracting essential oil and dye in the process. An elegant series of stools and carpets made of nothing but pine needles, shows that this ecological material also has a high-quality look and feel to it.
The carafes from her series “8/9/89″ are designed to be easily useable by individuals with osteoporosis or arthritis, while remaining aesthetically elegant.
“Inbetween” is a tea set which consists of 5 layers. Each layer has a different shape and function but they all belong to the same ritual and can be reunited together in one composition. It’s form was inspired by the onion, who’s innermost layer is an entirely different shape than the outermost, yet all fit together seamlessly.
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